differences

Reasons to consider the Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
Wider aperture f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Better wide angle 135 mm vs 180 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Slightly shorter 122 mm vs 145 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF Learn more about
the Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF

Reasons to consider the Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Auto focus Yes vs No
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Better telephoto 180 mm vs 135 mm
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More than 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly smaller diameter 79 mm vs 82 mm
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Almost the same
Nikon Nikkor  180mm f/2.8D ED-IF Learn more about
the Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF135 mm
180mm f/2.8D ED-IF180 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
0.8 kg
Diameter Small diameters Help
135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF82 mm
180mm f/2.8D ED-IF79 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Canon EF Competitors

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF

Low light lens

$224 - $226

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

Sports lens

$843 - $999

Auto focus Auto focus
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Sports lens

$1,222

Min focal length Better wide angle
Zoom range More zoom
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$437 - $477

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide minimum Wider aperture
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

Wildlife lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Min focal length Significantly worse wide angle

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